Category Archives: Defibrillator

Video: Using the DART Sim App To Teach SVT And Synchronized Cardioversion

Nursing Educator Michele Kunz discusses the supraventricular cardioversion (SVT) and synchronized cardioversion algorithm using an ECG defibrillator, pacemaker, monitor. Michele demonstrates this using the ECG Simulator app, created by DART Sim, on her iPad. This simulator can simulate clinical situations … Continue reading

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Video: Using the DART Sim App To Teach ACLS And PEA Of Cardiac Arrest

Nursing Educator Michele Kunz discusses the asystole algorithm using an ECG defibrillator, pacemaker, monitor. Michele demonstrates this using the ECG Simulator app, created by DART Sim, on her iPad. This simulator can simulate clinical situations for ACLS, PALS, NRP, and … Continue reading

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Video: Review of ECG Simulator by DART Sim

Nursing Educator Michele Kunz reviews and demonstrates the ECG Simulator app created by DART Sim. Michele explains what the app is about, and how she uses it in her classroom when teaching medical professionals and students about using an ECG … Continue reading

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Video: 10 Hot Tips For Surviving Your First Code

Video Description: Nursing educator Michele Kunz discusses 10 great ways for the new healthcare professional to prepare to handle their first emergency code, or code blue, while caring for patients in the hospital. Click here to visit Michele’s YouTube page … Continue reading

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A New Order for CPR, Spelled C-A-B: American Heart Association Guidelines

The American Heart Association is re-arranging the ABCs of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in its 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care, published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

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CPR Efforts Successful On Man With No Pulse for 96 Minutes

By all counts, the 54-year-old man who collapsed on a recent winter night in rural Minnesota would likely have died. He’d suffered a heart attack, and even though he was given continuous CPR and a series of shocks with a … Continue reading

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Chest Compression-Only CPR Improves Survival in Cardiac Arrest Patients, Study Finds

Heart attack patients whose hearts have stopped beating and who receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from bystanders fare better if their resuscitators skip the rescue breaths and do only chest compression, according to a study led by researchers at Washington University … Continue reading

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Hospital CPR Quality Is Worse at Night

CPR quality is worse during in-hospital cardiac arrests occurring overnight than those that happen during the day, according to a new University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine study that will be presented at the American Heart Association’s annual Scientific Sessions … Continue reading

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CPR Device Guides Bystanders: Computerized Defibrillator Guides Untrained Users

Human factors engineers have developed a CPR machine that allows people without CPR training to save the lives of those who are suffering from cardiac arrest. It monitors, and gives feedback about, actions such as the depth of chest compressions. … Continue reading

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Shorter Pause in CPR Before Defibrillator Use Improves Cardiac Arrest Survival

A shorter pause in CPR just before a defibrillator delivered an electric shock to a cardiac arrest victim’s heart significantly increased survival, according to a study in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

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